For clarification, I definitely will be using them. That's no concern for me.
The concern is whether with 3 vials I need to bother with a starter.
Originally Posted by rosier9
I would also look at the decay rate to figure out a number of cells that you can expect from 3 vials...
Great idea. I just used the mr.malty pitching rate calculator, and with no starter, a 1.055 wort, and a production date of 1/14/11 (4 months prior to best by date), the calculator says I will need 20.1 vials...LOL ouch.
Does that even sound remotely possible?
Now I'm thinking maybe a starter isn't a bad thing.....uggh. Any other thoughts.